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ATOAI elects new team

The new office bearers and Executive Committee team of Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) were announced at its recently-concluded elections held at The Park Hotel, New Delhi. Kanchan Nath The Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) has recently elected its new team in Delhi. While Capt Swadesh …

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Spice zing to int’l UDAN routes

SpiceJet turned out to be the biggest winner of routes in Ministry of Civil Aviation’s (MoCA’s) ambitious UDAN 3, with around 24 proposals being awarded. Ajay Singh, Chairman and MD, SpiceJet, shares the details and gives insights into the future of Indian aviation. Nisha Verma The UDAN routes would include …

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Resounding yes to Yas Island

Yas Island Abu Dhabi is developing into an independent destination on its own, especially with a focus on family and MiCE travel with new attractions like Warner Bros World. TT Bureau Yas Island is growing in popularity as a destination for Indians travelling to Abu Dhabi, and according to Marina …

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IAAPI gears up for expo

The association gets ready for its 19th expo in Mumbai that will showcase exhibitors from 20 countries and attract decision-makers from the amusement, hospitality and entertainment industries. TT Bureau The Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries’ (IAAPI) 19th Amusement Expo, the biggest B2B exhibition on sourcing for the amusement …

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IATO adds members

With a new chairperson at the helm for Maharashtra Chapter, the association focuses on adding more members from the state and have a dialogue with the government about reducing the tax burden. Hazel Jain The new team of Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) recently held its first meeting after …

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Nepal enters Tier-II cities

Having witnessed participation from over 700 trade partners, the eight-city Nepal Sales Mission 2019 organised by Nepal Tourism Board seeks to strengthen relationship with Indian travel trade and generate higher business for both the countries. TT Bureau In an endeavour to tap the lucrative Tier II, III markets and educate …

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Better reach with social media

Striking a balance between traditional promotional strategies and digital media, winners from India Travel  Awards and India MiCE Awards share views on the use of social media as an effective means of promotion. TT Bureau Best MiCE Organiser — Mach Conferences     Laveena Bhatia, Director, Mach Conferences & Events believes that …

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Travstarz opens in Bali, Maldives

Spreading its wings further, Travstarz Global Group has now opened an office in Bali and is set to launch another one in Maldives soon. TT Bureau Travstarz Global Group is undergoing many new developments, revealed its Managing Director Pankaj Nagpal. “We have now entered the cruise vertical and are working …

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More arrivals welcome

Shannon Creado, Area Director—Sales & Marketing, Banyan Tree Phuket, believes that direct air connectivity between India and Phuket will bring in good business for the property. Anupriya Bishnoi Surrounded by a saltwater lagoon, Banyan Tree Phuket has been marketed as the beachfront resort in Thailand’s island province. With all-pool villas, …

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SunLux makes Sun City shine bright

South Africa’s premium hotel brand – The SunLux Collection by Sun International Group – wants the Indian tour operators to patronise its 1,800-key Palace of the Lost City in Sun City again. Hazel Jain Spread over 11,000 hectares, the Palace of the Lost City in Sun City, overlooks the Pilansberg …

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